Sonia Kashuk • Instructional Eye on Neutral Palette • Eye Shadow
|Would buy this product again.||82%|
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Fair Hair: Red Eyes: Blue
This palette is great! It's a cheap one but the pigmentation and texture are just the same as my nicer palettes ( stila and Kat von d for reference). I would consider myself at an intermediate level of skill with shadow, and I don't have a hard time blending these at all! I also have had no problems with fallout so far If you're looking for all mats this is one of the only things I've seen that are just matte and still has a lot of colors. If you're thinking about it go ahead, target will take it back anyway!
Age: 25-29 Skin: Very Oily, Fair, Cool Hair: Other, Straight, Fine Eyes: Hazel
This is my HG palette! The pigmentation is good, the variety of shades is good and the fact that all the shades are matte, for me is fantastic! I use this palette and these shadows more than I use any other shadows in my collection. I reach for it automatically. The shadows have a soft, silky texture that I really like and I have yet to find a matte black shadow I like better than the one in this palette. I will definitely repurchase this and it'll stay my go to palette.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Neutral Hair: Brown Eyes: Brown
It's really, really useful to have a set of matte eyeshadows around like this, that range from cool to warm- especially at a reasonable, affordable price. I reach for this thing all the time, several times a week for sure. There are so many uses for matte neutral eyeshadows, I usually use matte colours for my crease and for blending/transitional purposes, and with such an array of shades, it's easy to find a shadow that will match and coordinate with your look. I also sometimes use a small face brush to use the cool matte shades to lightly contour my face with, works great for that.
That being said- the actual quality of the eyeshadows are good but not exceptional- these are not the rich, buttery, pigmented shades that you would find from, say, urban decay. Some truly are great, but there are others that are somewhat dry and lacking blendability. Nothing that would stop me from recommending this palette, and I'm nothing if not picky about eyeshadows.
Overall: It this thing wonderfully useful? Hell yes. Is it exceptional quality? I wouldn't go that far. If you want mattes with better quality, maybe check out TheBalm Meet Matte Nude.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Normal, Fair-Medium, Cool Hair: Other Eyes: Green
1st colour on the right is a dream lid colour if you are over 40- your lids but bettter. A cross between apricot, beige and nude, it is a "wake me up color " if ever there was one. Love all these mattes. Has finally allowed me to try mattte colours I dont have in my TFSI Matte Eye kit.I found a matte eye can be defined without being harsh and thats the goal to a prettier look ( at any age).
Age: 25-29 Skin: Acne-prone, Tan Hair: Black, Straight, Coarse Eyes: Black
I initially bought this based on great reviews from youtube beauty gurus. For a drugstore product, I think the price is on the expensive side. However, I like the shades of brown in this palette. The shadows are soft and there's not much fall out. This is great for work makeup or if you just want a natural look.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Neutral Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Brown
I love this I'm a neutral everyday kinda look girl and this does it I also fill in my brows with this it perfect for girls that love browns and love mattes , I feel that this palette is underrated and urban decay is way overrated .
Age: 30-35 Skin: Dry, Fair Hair: Brunette Eyes: Brown
I thought this could be a cheap alternative to the Naked 2 eye pallette, but how wrong I was. The colors in and of themselves are good, but as some reviewers noted, the shadows are extremely dry. I also find them hard to blend.
Also, it always bugs me that Sonia Kashuk's stuff doesn't come with a mirror or any brushes. I know you're "supposed to" buy separate brushes and basically drag a makeup artist's case of supplies around, but I just need a convenient included set of brushes! Anyway, won't be buying this again.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Normal, Olive, Warm Hair: Black, Straight, Medium Eyes: Black
This palette isn't perfect for everyone, but it sure is for me :). I'll admit there's some shades that feel a little chalky & dry *cough* #4. But for the price & the variety you get, it's phenomenal. I've used it EVERYDAY since I got it last October. I prefer a slightly messy soft smokey eye, & the middle rows make it so easy to blend colors together, #7 is so beautiful as a transition shade & warms up my look just enough. & I don't think I'm gonna be running out of the colors anytime soon. I have officially fallen in love with shades 9 & 12, especially for filling in brows. Idk about you, but I love bringing Disney villain realness to my brows. & the colors are just pigmented enough for me to rock it out. Ok stop reading this review & go get the palette! :D
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Tan Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
This palette comes in a variety of all warm matte neutral shades, ranging from light milky beige, chocolate browns, grey to black. I paid 19.99 $ for it and it's an amazing value for the 12 shadows you get. Great for starters (since it has a make-up guide on how to apply the shadows on the back of the compact with 3 different looks) but also great for professionals since it offers so many colors to play around with. It's really a day to night kinda palette. It is also multi functional which make it great to use as brow liner or eyeliner and also contouring. The colors are very natural and so easy to use.
The texture is slight powdery, but nothing you can't work with and pop even more with the help of a primer. They are fairly pigmented and true to color in the pan.
1 lippy gone due to the powdery texture as I prefer smoother textures such as UD naked.
One rant about the product is the packaging. It comes with a pull out case on the back of the compact where you'll find 3 pages of instructions on how to apply you eye makeup with help of this palette, hence the name "instructional". It's a lovely idea, but for me it's just a waste of space and weight. It would be so slim and pretty without the back plastic sticking out.
I do think this is a must have in everyones collection. For the price you can experiment and make so many different looks as much as you want and even afford to buy a new one if this one would ever finish up (DOUBT IT). Now have fun & enjoy girls!
Age: 36-43 Skin: Oily, Medium, Neutral Hair: Brown, Curly, Medium Eyes: Brown
I do a lot of traveling for work, and decided to buy a second set of makeup and toiletries that would just stay in my rollie bag all the time. During a trip to Target, this palette caught my eye as the perfect neutral palette for travel. The colors looked great, and like I could create a lot of work appropriate looks with it.
On my first business trip with this palette, I liked, but didn't love this kit. If I wrote the review then, I would have given it 3-4 lippies. The shades come off too warm for me (I really wanted a mix of warm and cool neutrals - which is what it looks like in the kit - plus it could really use some shimmer shades), but that is a color selection problem, not a product problem.
However, now that its a short couple months later, I am so over this palette. The shadows have really dried out, they are super powdery now with major fall out and are challenging to blend. Used the kits yesterday and today and think I am going to have to chuck it and get one of the neutral NYX palettes instead.
Soooo disappointing, as I have tried other eyeshadows from this line and have found them to be amazing and still looking great years, not months later.
Sorry to go against the group, but wanted to share my experience.